Clinical Nurse Leader ( CNL ) - Registered Nurse ( RN )

WellStar Kennestone Hospital   •  

Douglasville, GA

Industry: Health & Fitness


Less than 5 years

Posted 422 days ago

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At WellStar we deliver world-class healthcare. Over 11,000 individuals work together to meet health demands and needs. To deliver world-class healthcare, we equip our facilities and team members with the best technology, resources, and education. We seek to improve the way we deliver care knowing each day holds more miracles, more life, more chances, more compassion, and more opportunities. 

Join the team named one of the Top 100 Companies by Working Mother Magazine

Our Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s degree in Nursing from a university with a specialized CNL program. The competencies unique to CNL practice are clinical leadership, care environment management, and clinical outcomes management. Enacts these competencies at the clinical microsystem defined as functional front-line unit that such as hospital unit, outpatient clinic, or home health setting, or unit level to influence care delivery processes and dynamics. Our CNL works with healthcare team members and leaders to coordinate care, manage resources, and compile and evaluate data with a focus on quality, patient safety, and outcomes.
Our CNL role was developed to seamlessly align with WellStar’s Nursing Professional Practice Model, and is based in part on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s
“Competencies and Curricular Expectations for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice” (2013), and an empirically validated conceptual model for CNL practice (Bender et al. 2016).
 Our CNL partners with patients, staff and providers. Collaborates with nursing leadership to focus on the patient, at the point of care as a subject matter expert. To support this effort, he/she must maintain clinical knowledge. It is expected CNLs are RNs, CNL certified, clinically knowledgeable, uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act, and implement the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the healthcare team, it is expected the CNL upholds the voice of the patient and WellStar’s policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.

Required Minimum Education:
Masters in Nursing (MSN) or Masters of Science in Nursing (MS) from an accredited school or university that has a CNL program recognized by the American Colleges of Nursing
Required Minimum License/Certification:
Must be a Registered Nurse actively licensed in the state of Georgia
Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of
employment in position or complete prior the end of orientationIn certain work units, ACLS certification may be required and will be determined at the unit levelMust have certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader from the Commission of Nurse Certification
Required Minimum Experience:
Two to four years of acute care nursing for similar patient populationProgressive experience in health care including involvement in direct patient care, educating staff, and problem solving of unit or organizational issues
Required Minimum Skills:
Ability to identify improvement in clinical operations and implement change and willingness to challenge established ways of doing things in a constructive way.Ability to lead, mentor and develop staff. Exemplifies a strong, positive attitude toward internal and external customers and continuous service improvement.Excellent conflict resolution skills.Has well developed diplomatic, tact, and listening skills.Adept at using technology as a tool to support real-time education at the point of care.Uses quality improvement methodologies to evaluate failures and patient safety practices at the microsystem level.Skilled at delegation, oversight and evaluation of care given.

Job Id: DH-1161287